Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Think globally, act locally.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.