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.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
A man is literally what he thinks.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.