Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
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.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.