A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
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.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Think globally, act locally.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are