But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.