Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
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.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Appearances often are deceiving.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
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.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.