Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
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.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
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.
Intelligence is a moral category.
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.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.