Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.