To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
A precedent embalms a principle.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
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.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.