Fortune does not favor the bold; it only encounters them more often.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
One must often choose between stupid and crazy. I used to like crazy, but I am warming to stupid.
To make a man miserable don’t bother with his future, just poison his past.
The weak often want to be thought wicked, but the wicked never want to be thought weak.
The man who undertakes to rid himself of his illusions and biases can end up like an old painting, improperly cleaned.
Travel appears a great luxury to those accustomed to the greater one of staying put.
We are taught to be good, lest we dare to be great.
The danger of habitual silence is that when you do decide to talk, people will listen.
You’re not weird, merely defective.
The struggle to assimilate a new idea without disturbing the old ones is hideously physical, like becoming a werewolf.