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.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy