The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence