You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Resist much. Obey little.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
All great achievements require time.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.