To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
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.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.