It is tact that is golden, not silence.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.