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.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.