Ninety percent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves.
When I hear somebody say 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask 'Compared to what?'
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
The greatest enemy of progress is not stagnation, but false progress.
The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.
Enemies, as well as lovers, come to resemble each other over a period of time.