Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.