One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
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.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
A man is literally what he thinks.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.