The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
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.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
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.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.