If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
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.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
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.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.