Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
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 impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.