Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
A precedent embalms a principle.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Resist much. Obey little.
A friend to all is a friend to none
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.