Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
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.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.