It is good to follow one's own bent, so long as it leads upward.
I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.
It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.
One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
Sin is whatever obscures the soul.
Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrest his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.
To what a degree the same past can leave different marks - and especially admit of different interpretations.