You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
The lie is a condition of life.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Time wounds all heels.