In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
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.
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.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
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'.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Be curious, not judgmental.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.