A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
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.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
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.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.