The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
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.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.