“ It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it. ”
“ Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect). ”
“ When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable. ”
“ The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. ”
“ Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly. ”
“ In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them. ”
“ If you're reading this...
Congratulations, you're alive.
If that's not something to smile about,
then I don't know what is. ”
“ There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
" Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope. ”
“ By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. ”
“ You do not write your life with words...You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you
“ Let no man pull you so low as to hate him. ”
“ Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. ”
“ I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. ”
“ Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power. ”
“ Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness. ”
“ We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. ”
“ You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection ”
“ I am looking for friends. What does that mean -- tame?"
"It is an act too often neglected," said the fox. "It means to establish ties."
"To establish ties?"
"Just that," said the fox. "To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world.... ”
“ The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark. ”
“ We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom. ”
“ I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine. ”