I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
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.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
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'.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.