The only real laughter comes from despair.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Wisdom begins at the end.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.