Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
I think, therefore I am.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Be curious, not judgmental.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.