The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.