Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
The object of the superior man is truth.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
All great achievements require time.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.