Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
A friend to all is a friend to none
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
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.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.