Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
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.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
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.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.