It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
What worries you, masters you.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, "Is it half full or half empty?" So I drank the water. No more problem.
I criticize by creation - not by finding fault.
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
I am a part of all that I have met.
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.
Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.
Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.
Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.
I wish to die knowing that I took a fleeting instant of eternity and fashioned from it a lifetime.
Sometimes it's necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.
The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
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