The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
A person preaches well that lives well.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.