I cannot marry the facts of William Shakespeare to his verse: Other men had led lives in some sort of keeping with their thought, but this man is in wide contrast.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The reason why men do not obey us, is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
If you would lift me you must be on higher ground. If you would liberate me you must be free. If you would correct my false view of facts, — hold up to me the same facts in the true order of thought, and I cannot go back from the new conviction.
If you cannot be free be as free as you can.
Life is a progress and not a station.
There I feel that nothing can befall me.