All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Time wounds all heels.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.