We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far.
I want to teach men the sense of their existence, which is the Superman, the lightning out of the dark cloud man.
Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.
We had such a wonderful set of circumstances in Wilmington. Yes, the four of us became famous literally overnight, but we were in a small town and we always knew when people were coming down. We always knew when to behave.
When you look long into the abyss, the abyss looks into you.
The masters have been done away with; the morality of the common man has triumphed.
Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.
I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't.
Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors... Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the Superman - a rope over an abyss.
If you hear that someone is speaking ill of you, instead of trying to defend yourself you should say: "He obviously does not know me very well, since there are so many other faults he could have mentioned"
Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.
The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Eddie in costume and make-up with that famous laugh, the minute the cameras started rolling, he became each character. It was amazing!
Christianity makes suffering contagious.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.