Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.