If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.