Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Think globally, act locally.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.