Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
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.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.