Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Be curious, not judgmental.