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.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.