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.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
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.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.