The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
What worries you, masters you.
It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust.
An unexamined life is a life of no account.
It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
The comfort of the rich depends upon an abundant supply of the poor.
It's very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better.
The desire to be loved is the last illusion. Give it up and you will be free.
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
My philosophy is: If you can't have fun, there's no sense in doing it.
War is to man what motherhood is to a woman. From a philosophical and doctrinal viewpoint, I do not believe in perpetual peace.
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.
Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, "Is it half full or half empty?" So I drank the water. No more problem.
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