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.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
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.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.