Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.