Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.