Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls