All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
The object of the superior man is truth.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.