The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more