You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
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.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
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.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.