The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
In moments of great grief, that’s 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.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
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'.