In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
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.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.