The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
The lie is a condition of life.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Intelligence is a moral category.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.