Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
What's done can't be undone.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.