It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
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.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
What's done can't be undone.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.