One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
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.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.