Be nicer than necessary to everyone you meet. Everyone is fighting some kind of battle.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.
Everyone wants to tell you what to do and what’s good for you. They don’t want you to find your own answers, they want you to believe theirs.
Life is full of questions. Idiots are full of answers.
It’s not living that matters, but living rightly.
There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend.
What screws us up the most in life is the picture in our heads of what it’s supposed to be.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
I call myself a peaceful warrior because the battles we fight are on the inside.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
The only true wisdom is to know that you know nothing.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
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.
Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
An unexamined life is not worth living.
By all means marry. If you get a good spouse you'll become happy, while if you get a bad one you'll become a philosopher.
It is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.
A man who really fights for justice must lead a private, not a public, life if he is to survive for even a short time.
To fear death, gentlemen, is no other then to think oneself wise when one is not, to think one knows what one does not know.
I am likely to be wiser than he to this small, extent, that I do not think I know what I do not know.
I believe things cannot make themselves impossible.
Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing.
The misuse of language induces evil in the soul.
The mind is everything; what you think you become