Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
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.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
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.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.