Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Time wounds all heels.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
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.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.