Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.