The cure for pain is in the pain.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.