Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.