A precedent embalms a principle.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence