To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
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.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.