The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Be curious, not judgmental.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
The cure for pain is in the pain.