Resist much. Obey little.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
All great achievements require time.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.