He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.