Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.