Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
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.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.