When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
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.
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
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
The lie is a condition of life.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
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.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.