Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
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.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
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.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
A precedent embalms a principle.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
All great achievements require time.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.