Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
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.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.