It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
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.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
All great achievements require time.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.