Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
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.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Time wounds all heels.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.