One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic