Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.