Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
I think, therefore I am.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
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.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.