Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
For we walk by faith, not by sight
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
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.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.