If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
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.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
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.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.