Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
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.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
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.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
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.
You always admire what you really don't understand.