Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
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.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
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.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
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.