Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
Resist much. Obey little.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
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.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
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.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
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.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Great acts are made up of small deeds.