Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
A man is literally what he thinks.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.