Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
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.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.