If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.