Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
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.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
The object of the superior man is truth.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
What's done can't be undone.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.