Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Resist much. Obey little.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
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.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.