The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
What can't be cured must be endured.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
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.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Desire is the very essence of man.