There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.
Learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.
A philosopher is [one who] aspires to explain away all mysteries, to dissolve them into light.
Its way of suffering is the witness which a soul bares to itself.
The only substance properly so called is the soul.
Nothing is more characteristic of a man than the manner in which he behaves toward fools.
Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.
A man only understands what is akin to something already existing in himself.
Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion.
Destiny has two ways of crushing us – by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings
The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes.
Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.
To be always ready a man must be able to cut a knot, for everything cannot be untied
Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.
To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.