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.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
What can't be cured must be endured.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little