It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
The object of the superior man is truth.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
What can't be cured must be endured.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Resist much. Obey little.