The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
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.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
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.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
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.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.