You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
The cure for boredom is curiosity.There is no cure for curiosity.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.