Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
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.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
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.
Wisdom begins at the end.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.