It is tact that is golden, not silence.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
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.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.