Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
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.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
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.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.