Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Time wounds all heels.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Resist much. Obey little.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
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.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Intelligence is a moral category.