The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
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.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
I think, therefore I am.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.