Intelligence is a moral category.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Wisdom begins at the end.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
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.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.