Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
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.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.