Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
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.