Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
I think, therefore I am.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.