The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. How to do it?
Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life.
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.
Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.
There must be more to life than having everything.
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.
Beauty in not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.
Nothing can be love or hated unless it is first known.
Three classes of people: Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.
We live in a rainbow of chaos.
Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
Time stays long enough for those who use it.
They always say time changes things. But you actually have to change them yourself.
Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
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.
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.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.
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.
You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Take pleasure in your dreams; relish your principles and drape your purest feelings on the heart of a precious lover.
My life is full of mistakes. They're like pebbles that make a good road.
Who sows virtue reaps honor.
We adore chaos because we love to produce order.
If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
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.
Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls;
the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.
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.
For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.
There are mighty few people who think what they think they think.