Wisdom begins at the end.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.