Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.