The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.