Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
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.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
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 ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.