Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.