A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
A precedent embalms a principle.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
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.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Desire is the very essence of man.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
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.