All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
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.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Time wounds all heels.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.