Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
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.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.