A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
Each soul is potentially divine.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
A good liar must have a good memory.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
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.