You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.