It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
Even the best things are not equal to their fame.
Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but to so love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust
What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing about the origin and destiny of cats?
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison
He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
I quietly declare war with the State, after my fashion, though I will still make use and get advantage of her as I can, as is usual in such cases.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
We are double-edged blades, and every time we whet our virtue the return stroke straps our vice.
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
In wilderness is the preservation of the world.
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.