It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The lie is a condition of life.
Desire is the very essence of man.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
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 essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more