In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
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.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.