No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
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?
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Appearances often are deceiving.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.