The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.