Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
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 that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.