Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
The lie is a condition of life.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
The object of the superior man is truth.