If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.