If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Time wounds all heels.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
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.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.