Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
All great achievements require time.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
I think, therefore I am.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Be curious, not judgmental.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
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.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
The lie is a condition of life.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Intelligence is a moral category.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.