One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Appearances often are deceiving.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
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.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.