Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Wisdom begins at the end.