In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
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.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.