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.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.