It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
The lie is a condition of life.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.