A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Different men seek ... happiness in different ways and by different means.
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgement of others.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and ablities were used in a way that served others.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
There's place and means for every man alive.
Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.