Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
What can't be cured must be endured.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
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.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.