Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
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.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Resist much. Obey little.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.