If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.