It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
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.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.