Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.