It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
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 heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
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.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.