Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.