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.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.