Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
The lie is a condition of life.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.