A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
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.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.