By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
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 neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
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.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.