The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
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.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Time wounds all heels.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.