All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
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.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
What's done can't be undone.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
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.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.