You always admire what you really don't understand.
Time wounds all heels.
Be curious, not judgmental.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
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.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
What's done can't be undone.
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.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.