When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
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.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
A precedent embalms a principle.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.