When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
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 you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Time wounds all heels.
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.