Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
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.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.