A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
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.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
A friend to all is a friend to none
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
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.