Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Intelligence is a moral category.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Wisdom begins at the end.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
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.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
I think, therefore I am.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
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.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Be curious, not judgmental.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.