Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.
Whatever you do in life, if you want to be creative and intelligent, and develop your brain, you must do everything with the awareness that everything, in some way, connects to everything else.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Life is pretty simple:
You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works.
You do more of what works.
There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
It’s not enough that you believe what you see. You must also understand what you see.
Experience is a truer guide than the words of others.
Beauty perishes in life, but is immortal in art.
Be a mirror, absorb everything around you and still remain the same
Love shows itself more in adversity than in prosperity; as light does, which shines most where the place is darkest.
I am not poor. Poor are those who desire many things.
Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity.
average human “looks without seeing, listens without hearing, touches without feeling, eats without tasting, moves without physical awareness, inhales without awareness of odour or fragrance, and talks without thinking.
You don’t get into trouble because of the things you don’t know. It is the things you don’t know you don’t know that really get you into a mess.
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation… even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
Fix your course on a star and you’ll navigate any storm.
Motion is created by the destruction of balance.
People of higher talent work, even if they seem to do nothing
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
Everything proceeds from everything else and everything becomes everything, and everything can be turned into everything else.
A diamond is just a lump of coal that stuck to its job.