Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
A precedent embalms a principle.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.