Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
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.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.