It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.