It takes a great man to be a good listener.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
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.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.