Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.