Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
The object of the superior man is truth.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.