To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Intelligence is a moral category.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
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.