Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.