Reason is life's sole arbiter.
Richard Francis Burton
(March 19, 1821 - October 19, 1890)
Do what thy manhood bids thee do,/ From none but self expect applause:/ He noblest lives and noblest dies/ Who makes and keeps his self-made laws.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
There's a point of poverty at which the spirit isn't with the body all the time. It finds the body really too unbearable. So it's almost as if you were talking to the soul itself. And a soul's not properly responsible.
Louis Ferdinand Celine
(May 27, 1894 - July 01, 1961)
I'd rather die like a man, than live like a coward