It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
What can't be cured must be endured.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.