Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
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.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.