Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
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.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
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.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.