Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
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.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Desire is the very essence of man.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
In moments of great grief, that’s where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.