Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
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.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
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.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
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.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.