Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
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.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.