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.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Be curious, not judgmental.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
A precedent embalms a principle.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
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.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.