I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.