The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
A precedent embalms a principle.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Resist much. Obey little.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.