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.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
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.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Be curious, not judgmental.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.