The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
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.
The lie is a condition of life.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.