It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
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.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Resist much. Obey little.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.