Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.”

The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing — to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from…Do you think it all meant nothing, all the longing? The longing for home? For indeed it now feels not like going, but like going back.

Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good.

Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is looking.

Those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are.

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

We meet no ordinary people in our lives.

Prosperity knits people to the world. They feel that they are finding their place in it, while really it is finding its place in them.

The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable.

Pain provides an opportunity for heroism; the opportunity is seized with surprising frequency.”

Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. -

What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.

Courage, dear heart.

Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free wills involve, and you find that you have excluded life itself.

Humility is not thinking of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.

When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.

My dear wormwood, Be sure that the patient remain completely fixated on politics. Argument, political gossip and obsessing on the faults of people they have never met serves as an excellent distraction from advancing in perusal virtue, character and the things the patient can control. Make sure to keep the patient in a constant state of angst, frustration and general disdain towards the rest of the human race in order to avoid any kind of charity and inner peace from further developing. Ensure the patient continues to believe that the problem is “out there” in the “broken system” rather than recognizing there is a problem with themselves.

Don't say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.