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.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
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.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.