The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
The lie is a condition of life.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.