Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Desire is the very essence of man.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
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.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Criticize the act, not the person.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.