Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence