It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
The lie is a condition of life.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.