He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Think globally, act locally.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.