Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
You always admire what you really don't understand.