Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
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.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
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.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.