One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
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.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.