What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
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.
Criticize the act, not the person.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
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.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Desire is the very essence of man.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.