All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Desire is the very essence of man.
A man is literally what he thinks.