There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
What's done can't be undone.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.