The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
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 road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
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.