If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
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.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.