Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
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.
Time wounds all heels.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?