Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
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.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
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'.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
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
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.