Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.