A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
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.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Think globally, act locally.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.