It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
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.
Time wounds all heels.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.