Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.