Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Wisdom begins at the end.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.