The only real laughter comes from despair.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
I think, therefore I am.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.