It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
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.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
The lie is a condition of life.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.