But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Think globally, act locally.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.