Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.