In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
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.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?