The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
What's done can't be undone.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
The cure for pain is in the pain.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
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.