The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
I think, therefore I am.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.