Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
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.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.