Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
Try to be original in your play and as clever as possible; but don’t be afraid to show yourself foolish; we must have freedom of thinking, and only he is an imancipated thinker who is not afraid to write foolish things.[В пьесе старайся быть оригинальным и по возможности умным, но не бойся показаться глупым; нужно вольнодумство, а только тот вольнодумец, кто не боится писать глупостей.]