When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.