Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
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
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.