The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
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.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it