We never see ourselves as others see us.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.