Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
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.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
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.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.