If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.