The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.