I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.