Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
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.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
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.