An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
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.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
The lie is a condition of life.