We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
I think, therefore I am.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
All great achievements require time.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.