The most important relationship we can all have is the one you have with yourself, the most important journey you can take is one of self-discovery. To know yourself, you must spend time with yourself, you must not be afraid to be alone. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
The soul never thinks without a picture.
Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.
Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.
At the intersection where your gifts, talents, and abilities meet a human need; therein you will discover your purpose
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.
Long-lived persons have one or two lines which extend through the whole hand; short-lived persons have two lines not extending through the whole hand.
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
Some animals utter a loud cry. Some are silent, and others have a voice, which in some cases may be expressed by a word; in others, it cannot. There are also noisy animals and silent animals, musical and unmusical kinds, but they are mostly noisy about the breeding season.
A statement is persuasive and credible either because it is directly self-evident or because it appears to be proved from other statements that are so.
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.