Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Time wounds all heels.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.