Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Think globally, act locally.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.