Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
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.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.