A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
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.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.