A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
A precedent embalms a principle.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.