There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
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.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
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!
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.