The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Desire is the very essence of man.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.