Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
The lie is a condition of life.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.