All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
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.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Resist much. Obey little.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.