If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
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.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Resist much. Obey little.