The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.