Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
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.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.