Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
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.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
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.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.