The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
The object of the superior man is truth.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.