Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Appearances often are deceiving.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
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.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
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.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are