Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
What's done can't be undone.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.