Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Criticize the act, not the person.