Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Appearances often are deceiving.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.