Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
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.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.