We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.