The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
A friend to all is a friend to none
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Criticize the act, not the person.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.