There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.