The cure for pain is in the pain.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
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.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
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.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
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.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.