Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
What's done can't be undone.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
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.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.