Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.