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.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Time wounds all heels.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.