You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
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.