Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.