Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
The only real laughter comes from despair.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
What can't be cured must be endured.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.