Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
A precedent embalms a principle.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.