Appearances often are deceiving.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
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.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.