Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
A precedent embalms a principle.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
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 ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Desire is the very essence of man.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.