The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
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.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
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.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.