He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.