Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
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.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.