The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
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.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.