Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
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.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
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.
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.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.