It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.