"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self."
"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
“The man who lies to himself cannot distinguish the truth within him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
"How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live."
"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail."
“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”
“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
“Yet man will never be perfect until he learns to create and destroy; he does know how to destroy, and that is half the battle.”
"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”