When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.