Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind.
Iron rusts from disuse water loses its purity from stagnation and in cold weather becomes frozen even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.
Human subtelty will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does Nature, because in her inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous.
It is hard to have patience with people who say 'There is no death' or 'Death doesn't matter.' There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.
When one buys some of my artwork I hope it is because they will wish to learn from it and not because they think it will match their drapes!
Although human subtlety makes a variety of inventions by different means to the same end, it will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple, or more direct than does nature, because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superflu
Every obstacle yields to stern resolve.
As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.
Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.
People react to fear, not love- they don't teach that in Sunday School, but it's true.
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence he is just using his memory.
Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward for there you have been, there you long to return.