The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
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.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.