Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.
Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
Few rich men own their property their property owns them.
What light is to the eyes -- what air is to the lungs -- what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.
Happiness is not a reward -- it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment -- it is a result.
The destroyer of weeds, thistles, and thorns is a benefactor whether he soweth grain or not.
Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
My creed is that Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so.
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments there are only consequences.
When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death -- that is heroism.
The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless.
I believe it was Magellan who said, 'The Church says that the Earth is flat, but I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow on the moon and I have more faith in the Shadow than in the Church.'
The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
Justice is the only worship. Love is the only priest. Ignorance is the only slavery. Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now, The place to be happy is here, The way to be happy is to make others so.
It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
I would rather be a beggar and spend my money like a king, than be a king and spend money like a beggar.
Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.
Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty.
... the hands that help are holier than the lips that pray.
One man in the right will finally get to be a majority.
Few rich men own their own property. The property owns them.