When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Intelligence is a moral category.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Be curious, not judgmental.
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.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.