Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
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.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.