Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
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.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.