If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
I think, therefore I am.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
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.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
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.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.