If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
All great achievements require time.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.