Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
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.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
A precedent embalms a principle.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
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.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.