Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
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.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.