A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Intelligence is a moral category.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
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.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.