All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
A precedent embalms a principle.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.