Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
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
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.