Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
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.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.