The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Resist much. Obey little.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
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.