Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Desire is the very essence of man.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.