The only real laughter comes from despair.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Time wounds all heels.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.