One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
The lie is a condition of life.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.