I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Appearances often are deceiving.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Think globally, act locally.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.