You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.