You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
The lie is a condition of life.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
What can't be cured must be endured.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.