To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.