Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
Effective action is always unjust.
To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
An idea is salvation by imagination
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.