Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.