There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
The lie is a condition of life.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
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.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
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.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
A precedent embalms a principle.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.