An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
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.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.