There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
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.
I think, therefore I am.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
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.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
The lie is a condition of life.
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!
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.