Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Time wounds all heels.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
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.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.