Nothing in nature is by chance... Something appears to be chance only because of our lack of knowledge.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
The more you struggle to live, the less you live. Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing. Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure....you are above everything distressing.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
The most tyrannical of governments are those which make crimes of opinions, for everyone has an inalienable right to his thoughts.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
What Paul says about Peter tells us more about Paul than about Peter.
Reason connot defeat emotion, an emotion can only be displaced or overcome by a stronger emotion.
Men believe themselves to be free, simply because they are conscious of their actions, and unconscious of the causes whereby those actions are determined.
The holy word of God is on everyone's lips...but...we see almost everyone presenting their own versions of God's word, with the sole purpose of using religion as a pretext for making others think as they do.
The highest endeavor of the mind, and the highest virtue, it to understand things by intuition.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Desire nothing for yourself, which you do not desire for others.
When a man is prey to his emotions, he is not his own master.
He who wishes to revenge injuries by reciprocal hatred will live in misery. But he who endeavors to drive away hatred by means of love, fights with pleasure and confidence; he resists equally one or many men, and scarcely needs at all the help of fortune. Those whom he conquers yield joyfully
The supreme mystery of despotism, its prop and stay, is to keep men in a state of deception, and with the specious title of religion to cloak the fear by which they must be held in check, so that they will fight for their servitude as if for salvation.
The more clearly you understand yourself and your emotions, the more you become a lover of what is.
God is not He who is, but That which is.
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
He who seeks equality between unequals seeks an absurdity.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Minds are not conquered by force, but by love and high-mindedness.
Nature has no goal in view, and final causes are only human imaginings.
Sadness diminishes a man's powers
The human mind cannot be absolutely destroyed along with the body, but something of it remains, which is eternal.
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