Appearances often are deceiving.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
A man is literally what he thinks.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.