If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Desire is the very essence of man.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
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.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.