The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Resist much. Obey little.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.