You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
He who is not impatient is not in love.
Genius is one of the many forms of insanity.
Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.
Of what does not concern you say nothing good or bad.
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
Hope is the last to abandon the unhappy.
A different language is a different vision of life.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. How to do it?
The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.
Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve.
The person who lives with cripples will soon learn to limp.
. . . colors like a flourish of trumpets or pianissimo on the violin, great, calm, oscillating, splintered surgances . . . . Is this not form?
I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.
I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.
The best way to get praise is to die.
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
He who knows little knows enough if he knows how to hold is tongue.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Beware of one who has nothing to lose.
I never fall down. I always fight.
He who knows little quickly tells it.
If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
I want to be famous everywhere.
To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.
Old wine and friends improve with age.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
And Wisdom be the Daughter of Experience
I did not tell half of what I saw, for I knew I would not be believed.
The voice will guide you-will tell you what to do.
In order to do that, you must be quite sensitive with the instrument and accept this daily conversation with your voice.
We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
After the ship has sunk, everyone knows how she might have been saved.
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive.
Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.
People think I'm disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference.
Real love is the love that sometimes arises after sensual pleasure: if it does, it is immortal; the other kind inevitably goes stale, for it lies in mere fantasy.
All that counts in life is intention.
Speak of the Devil and he appears.
Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.
The best armor is to keep out of range.
Nothing can be love or hated unless it is first known.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let thing happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Three classes of people: Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.
Not everything which is bad comes to hurt us.