Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.