Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
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.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
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.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
Criticize the act, not the person.
What can't be cured must be endured.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.