Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
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.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Time wounds all heels.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.