One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
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.
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.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.