The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
What's done can't be undone.
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.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.