We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
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
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Resist much. Obey little.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
I think, therefore I am.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.