Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.
Truth is the best defense.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
The good man is the friend of all living things.
In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.
If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation also under certain conditions is equally a duty.
We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle.
Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
All my time not devoted to my master’s service was spent either in prayer, or in making experiments in casting different things in moulds made of earth, in attempting to make paper, gunpowder, and many other experiments, that, although I could not perfect, yet convinced me of its practicability if I had the means.
It is any day better to stand erect with a broken and bandaged head then to crawl on one’s belly, in order to be able to save one’s head.