Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
What's done can't be undone.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
The object of the superior man is truth.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
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.