In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.