The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
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.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.