Wisdom begins at the end.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Resist much. Obey little.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.