Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
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
What can't be cured must be endured.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.