When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
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.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.