If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
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.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
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.