By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Desire is the very essence of man.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.