Desire is the very essence of man.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.