I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.