But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.