To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
What's done can't be undone.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
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.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.