The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Compassion is the basis of morality.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.