A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
Make the wise man within you your living ideal.
The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.
Place me behind prison walls – walls of stone ever so high, ever so thick, reaching ever so far into the ground. There is a possibility that in some way or another I may be able to escape. But stand me on that floor and draw a chalk line around me and have me give my word of honor never to cross it. Can I get out of that circle? No. Never.
Conception, my boy, fundamental brain work, is what makes all the difference in art.
He who cheats others is a knave, but he who cheats himself is a fool.
People who don’t know how to keep themselves healthy ought to have the decency to get themselves buried, and not waste time about it.
The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom – these are the pillars of society.
Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.
Do you know what we are those of us who count as pillars of society? We are society’s tools, neither more nor less.