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.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
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.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
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.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
The lie is a condition of life.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.