Genius is of no country.
There are people whom one loves immediately and forever. Even to know they are alive in the world with one is quite enough.
It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward.
Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.
A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration.
Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
It is a good idea to be ambitious, to have goals, to want to be good at what you do, but it is a terrible mistake to let drive and ambition get in the way of treating people with kindness and decency. The point is no that they will then be nice to you. It is that you will feel better about yourself.
For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?
From the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step.