The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
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
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.