It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
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.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.