Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
I think, therefore I am.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
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.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
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.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.