I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.