It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
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.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.