The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
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.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.