A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.