One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Think globally, act locally.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
The only real laughter comes from despair.