If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
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.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Intelligence is a moral category.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
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.
The object of the superior man is truth.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.