Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
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.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.