There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm.
Dream in a pragmatic way.
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.
Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.
Everyone who wants to do good to the human race always ends in universal bullying.
Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.
Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.
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