Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Desire is the very essence of man.
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.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.