In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
A precedent embalms a principle.