Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
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.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.