It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
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.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.