Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
All great achievements require time.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
A man is literally what he thinks.