There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.