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
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Wisdom begins at the end.
The lie is a condition of life.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.