Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
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.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
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.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
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
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.