To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
You always admire what you really don't understand.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Resist much. Obey little.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.