I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
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.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Time wounds all heels.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.