It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
I think, therefore I am.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
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.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.