Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.