There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
None but ourselves can free our minds.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
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.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
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.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.