Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
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.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
In moments of great grief, that’s where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Compassion is the basis of morality.