Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
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.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.