In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.