It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Think globally, act locally.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.