In moments of great grief, that’s 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.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
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.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.