Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Resist much. Obey little.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
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.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
I think, therefore I am.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.