Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Be curious, not judgmental.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.