There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
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.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
The lie is a condition of life.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
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.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.