If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
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.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.