Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
A precedent embalms a principle.