I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
A precedent embalms a principle.
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.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
We never see ourselves as others see us.