You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.