Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
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.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.