Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.