The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
The lie is a condition of life.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.