Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
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.