The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.