Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.