No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.