Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.