Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.