If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.