By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
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.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
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.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.