Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
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.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
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.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.