The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.