A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
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.