"One should respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways."
"The men the American people admire the most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest the most violently are those who try to tell them the truth"
"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."
"How rarely I meet with a man who can be free, even in thought! We all live according to rule. Some men are bed-ridden; all world-ridden."
"The general rule is that everyone can get what they want from life. But virtually everyone is an exception to this rule."
"The greatest action is not conforming with the world's ways."
"To get something you've never had, you must do something you've never done."