By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
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.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.