He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands