Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Resist much. Obey little.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
A precedent embalms a principle.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
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.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.