It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
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.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls