At times I think and at times I am.
A man is infinitely more complicated than his thoughts.
Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows.
Serious-minded people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious.
War: a massacre of people who don't know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don't massacre each other.
Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to.
A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.
The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best.
Every beginning is a consequence — every beginning ends some thing.
The universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect.
That which has always been accepted by everyone, everywhere, is almost certain to be false.
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
A man who is of sound mind is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.
A man's true secrets are more secret to himself than they are to others.
Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature.
What others think of us would be of little moment did it not when known so deeply tinge what we think of ourselves.
To write regular verses destroys an infinite number of fine possibilities, but at the same time it suggests a multitude of distant and totally unexpected thoughts.
Poe is the only impeccable writer. He was never mistaken.