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.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
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.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.