The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
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.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.