There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Desire is the very essence of man.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.