Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
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.