Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
A friend to all is a friend to none
The object of the superior man is truth.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.