The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Appearances often are deceiving.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
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.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.