Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.