Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
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.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
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.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.