Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
A precedent embalms a principle.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
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.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.