When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
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.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.