Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
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.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.