Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.