If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.