The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Resist much. Obey little.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Wisdom begins at the end.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.