The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
So whenever a Western seeker reaches to an understanding that ego is the problem, he can easily dissolve it, more easily than any Eastern seeker.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.