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.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
What can't be cured must be endured.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously