A house divided against itself cannot stand.
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.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
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'.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
What's done can't be undone.