It is better to say, "This one thing I do" than to say, "These forty things I dabble in."
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances -- it was somebody's name, or he happened to be there at the time, or it was so then, and another day would have been otherwise. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Man has no nobler function than to defend the truth.
I searched through rebellion, drugs, diets, mysticism, religions, intellectualism and much more, only to begin to find...that truth is basically simple -- and feels good, clean and right.
To know a truth well, one must have fought it out.
Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man.
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
I shall adopt new views as fast as they shall appear to be true views.