Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Think globally, act locally.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.