The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
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.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Be curious, not judgmental.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
The lie is a condition of life.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.