You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
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.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
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.
Resist much. Obey little.