Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Think globally, act locally.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Time wounds all heels.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Appearances often are deceiving.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.