To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
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.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.