He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
What's done can't be undone.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.