The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
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'.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.