Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
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.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
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
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.