The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
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.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.