The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Wisdom begins at the end.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.