I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
You always admire what you really don't understand.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.