Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
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.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.