The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Time wounds all heels.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?