Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
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.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.