If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Appearances often are deceiving.
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.
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.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.