He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
A man is literally what he thinks.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
So whenever a Western seeker reaches to an understanding that ego is the problem, he can easily dissolve it, more easily than any Eastern seeker.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
I think, therefore I am.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.