Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
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.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.