He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
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.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
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
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
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!
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.