Doubt is the origin of wisdom
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact