Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
A man is literally what he thinks.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
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!
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.