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.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.