The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
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
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
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.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.