Our envy of others devours us most of all.
Pride grows in the human heart like lard on a pig.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?
A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.
Own only what you can carry with you know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
A great writer is, so to speak, a second government in his country. And for that reason no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.
We have placed too much hope in political and social reforms, only to find out that we were being deprived of our most precious possession: our spiritual life.
If decade after decade the truth cannot be told, each person's mind begins to roam irretrievably. One's fellow countrymen become harder to understand than Martians.