The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
The object of the superior man is truth.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic