Compassion is the basis of morality.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.