Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
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.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
All great achievements require time.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.