The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
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.
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.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.