If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
I think, therefore I am.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
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.