Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.