It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.