Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
I think, therefore I am.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
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'.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.