Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.