Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.