All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom