He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
All great achievements require time.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.