The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
All great achievements require time.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.