Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance 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 first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
All great achievements require time.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.