Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.