Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
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.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.