Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.