Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.