Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.