A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
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.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
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.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.