Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
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?
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.