It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.