To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
The lie is a condition of life.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.