We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
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.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.