Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
None but ourselves can free our minds.
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.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Criticize the act, not the person.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
So whenever a Western seeker reaches to an understanding that ego is the problem, he can easily dissolve it, more easily than any Eastern seeker.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.