A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
A friend to all is a friend to none
None but ourselves can free our minds.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.