It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
An unexamined life is a life of no account.
What worries you, masters you.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
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.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The desire to be loved is the last illusion. Give it up and you will be free.
The comfort of the rich depends upon an abundant supply of the poor.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
It's very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
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.
My philosophy is: If you can't have fun, there's no sense in doing it.
A man's character is his fate.
Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
Each day provides its own gifts.
The animals you eat are not those who devour others; you do not eat the carnivorous beasts, you take them as your pattern. You only hunger for the sweet and gentle creatures which harm no one, which follow you, serve you, and are devoured by you as the reward of their service.
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.
Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
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