Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
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.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.