If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
A precedent embalms a principle.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.