The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
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.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.