Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.