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Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
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.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.