Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Time wounds all heels.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
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.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
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.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
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.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.