Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
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 lie is a condition of life.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
All great achievements require time.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.