Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
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.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
What can't be cured must be endured.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.