If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.