Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
A man is literally what he thinks.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
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.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.