Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
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.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Criticize the act, not the person.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.