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.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.