Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
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 pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.