Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.