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.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
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.