The only real laughter comes from despair.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.