Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
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.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
A man is literally what he thinks.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.