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.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
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.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.