Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Wisdom begins at the end.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Appearances often are deceiving.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.