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.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
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.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
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.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.