A man is literally what he thinks.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
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.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
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.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.