In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Time wounds all heels.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
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.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
A friend to all is a friend to none
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'.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.