We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
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.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.