Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
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.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Time wounds all heels.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.