Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
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.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.