Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.