Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
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.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.