Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
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.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
I think, therefore I am.