The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Resist much. Obey little.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.