A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.