We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
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.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
The object of the superior man is truth.