Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.