Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
The lie is a condition of life.
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.
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.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.