Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.