It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Time wounds all heels.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
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.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.