Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
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.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
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
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.