In moments of great grief, that’s where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.