A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.