Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
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.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
The lie is a condition of life.
Desire is the very essence of man.
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.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.