If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.