True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
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.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Desire is the very essence of man.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
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
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.