Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.