When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
The lie is a condition of life.
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.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens