Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
All great achievements require time.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
The lie is a condition of life.
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.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Desire is the very essence of man.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.