It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Intelligence is a moral category.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.