Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
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.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.