Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
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.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.