Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.