The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Time wounds all heels.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.