Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
What's done can't be undone.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
What can't be cured must be endured.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
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.