The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life.
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.
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.
Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve.
Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit.
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
There must be more to life than having everything.
Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.
Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
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
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.
Nothing can be love or hated unless it is first known.
All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.
Three classes of people: Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.
Beauty in not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
We live in a rainbow of chaos.
Time stays long enough for those who use it.
Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.
At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.
Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Who sows virtue reaps honor.
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
My life is full of mistakes. They're like pebbles that make a good road.
They always say time changes things. But you actually have to change them yourself.
We adore chaos because we love to produce order.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect.
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Take pleasure in your dreams; relish your principles and drape your purest feelings on the heart of a precious lover.
Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.
We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves.
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls;
the most massive characters are seared with scars.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - thing I had no words for.
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?