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.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
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.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
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.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.