The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
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.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.