There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.