It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
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.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
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.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.