To strive with an equal is dangerous; with a superior, mad; with an inferior, degrading.
Man may be considered as a superior species of animal that produces philosophies and poems in about the same way a silkworm produces their cocoons and bees their hives
Cast your mind on other days that we in coming days may be still the indomitable Irishry.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
Play not with paradoxes. That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others may happen to sear your own fingers and make them dead to the quality of things.
The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.
It may be true, that men, who are mere mathematicians, have certain specific shortcomings, but that is not the fault of mathematics, for it is equally true of every other exclusive occupation.
How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I'm committed to?
I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand... Adventure is a state of mind - and spirit.
Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.
Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human.
Choose a subject equal to your abilities; think carefully what your shoulders may refuse, and what they are capable of bearing.
The assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.
The crucial discovery was made that, in order to become painting, the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself.
The march of conquest through wild provinces, may be the march of Mind; but not the march of Love.
Men's indignation, it seems, is more excited by legal wrong than by violent wrong; the first looks like being cheated by an equal, the second like being compelled by a superior.
All oppression creates a state of war.
All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.