Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
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.
Time wounds all heels.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.