Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.