You’re going to come across people in your life who say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it’s always their actions you should judge them by. It’s actions, not words, that matter.
Those who are too lazy and comfortable to think for themselves and be their own judges obey the laws.
The senses do not err, not because they always judge correctly, but because they do not judge at all.[Dass die Sinne nicht irren, aber nicht darum, weil sie jederzeit richtig urtheilen, sondern weil sie gar nicht urtheilen.]
It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.
It is not for me to judge another person’s life. Only for myself alone, I must decide, I must chose, I must refuse.
It is much harder to judge yourself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself, it’s because you are truly a wise man.[translation by Richard Howard]It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom.[translation by Katherine Woods]