All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.