I think, therefore I am.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
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.
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.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.