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.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
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.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.