Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins.
People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.
A good traveller leaves no track.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.