Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
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.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
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.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
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.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.