Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.