An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.