There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
What's done can't be undone.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Wisdom begins at the end.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Desire is the very essence of man.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Compassion is the basis of morality.