Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.