Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Resist much. Obey little.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law