Desire is the very essence of man.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
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'.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.