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.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.