There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
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.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.